Teaching pathways: How to teach pronunciation

Our course 'Teaching pathways - How to teach pronunciation' helps you develop your skills in teaching pronunciation effectively to your students.

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About the course

In this practical 4-week online course, you will increase your understanding of phonology and your ability to support learners with effective pronunciation activities in the classroom.

Module 1: Understanding pronunciation

The aim of this module is to explore the sound system of English and the way sounds function within it. The module also looks at how to describe the key aspects of pronunciation and relate these to the teaching of pronunciation.

Module 2: Engaging with pronunciation – individual sounds

The aim of this module is to help you to prevent and correct their students' individual sound problems that are relevant to their own context. They experience and evaluate a range of activities designed to practise problematic sounds, and they are given the opportunity to practise teaching their peers.

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • identify the individual sounds of English that are most difficult for your learners to pronounce
  • use a range of activities to give your learners practise in pronouncing problematic individual sounds
  • use effective techniques to prevent poor pronunciation of individual sounds from developing
  • use effective techniques to correct mispronunciation of individual sounds.
Module 3: Engaging with pronunciation – techniques and activities

The aim of this module is for you to understand how to integrate pronunciation practice in the classroom. The module looks at various aspects of pronunciation including stress, intonation and features of connected speech. You'll experience and evaluate activities, and plan how to integrate pronunciation activities with other aspects of language learning.

Start dates and duration

This course is not currently available. Future course dates will be announced later this year

Cost

Free

Certificates

For participants who successfully complete all tasks and achieve a score of 70% or above in the online exercises, there will be a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Level of English required

Minimum CEFR B1

 

 

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Hi Stephen Ebereuche,

The course doesn't start until March 1st and you can still enrol. To enrol on the course, you need to follow the steps (1-4) above. First, you need to create an account, and then you will be able to log in to the courses homepage. From there, if you click on "Explore all courses" you should be able to see all the courses available, and enrol in the ones that interest you.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 11:56

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Hi Mohamedou,

To enrol on the course, you need to follow the steps (1-4) above. First, you need to create an account, and then you will be able to log in to the courses homepage. From there, if you click on "Explore all courses" you should be able to see all the courses available, and enrol in the ones that interest you.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by WAI WAI HLAING on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 10:37

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I feel lucky to join this course. I hope I could share knowledge got from this course to the others. 

Hi monvogel

As well as doing this Teaching pathways course, you can search for other ideas for activities and teaching pronunciation with your classes on the site. Here are a few that you might find useful:

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/integrating-pronunciation-classroom-activities

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/connected-speech

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/connected-speech-2

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-pronunciation-phonemic-symbols

I hope you find these useful, and enjoy the course,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Mystudentsarethebest on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 18:46

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I'm happy to learn new strategies for  teachin my students. 

Submitted by Aframs on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 20:57

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I followed instructions but cant seem to find the " My Portfolio " tab on ny home button please help.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 13:53

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Hi Aframs

Have you created an account? If so, you need to log in and then click on the link above to the course homepage. From there you will be able to clck on the "Explore all courses" tab and enrol in this course. 

Let us know if you are having problems with logging in.

Thanks,
Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Mineska on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 15:37

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Thank You for creating this exciting platform! Can't wait to start. Always excited to improve myself and gaining knowledge how to help the students and be an awesome tutor to them.!

Submitted by 0005100154086 on Fri, 02/04/2022 - 05:07

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Happy to enroll hope to grow further and improve English as I am Students English teacher.

Submitted by Lobna Tarek on Fri, 02/04/2022 - 06:42

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Will this course be live or can I attend it at my own pace? Will I receive a reminder email before it starts? 

Hi Lobna Tarek

This is a self-access course, so you will be able to follow it at your own pace. The course starts on 1st March - I don't think you will receive an e-mail reminder. The course will be available until 28th March.

Hope you enjoy it,

Cath

 

Submitted by Klodiana Rushiti on Fri, 02/04/2022 - 18:47

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Pleased to have joined so that I might be able to strengthen my skills on english teaching. This way I can be more helpful to my pupils on their learning process.

Submitted by Sharonsaty on Sat, 02/05/2022 - 12:15

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I just enrolled for the course. As an English teacher, I look forward to learning more and helping my students

Hello Maveejohn

To enrol on the course, you need to follow the steps (1-4) above. First, you need to create an account, and then you will be able to log in to the courses homepage. From there, if you click on "Explore all courses" you should be able to see all the courses available right now, and enrol in the ones that interest you.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by MorithiM on Sun, 02/06/2022 - 09:19

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Beautiful course. I'm looking forward to learn more about pronunciation.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 02/07/2022 - 09:45

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Hello

To enrol on the course, you need to follow the steps (1-4) above. First, you need to create an account, and then you will be able to log in to the courses homepage. From there, if you click on "Explore all courses" you should be able to see all the courses available right now, and enrol in the ones that interest you.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

Hi Madalo-Mercy

The certificate will just say that you have successfully completed this course. It is not an English teaching qualification. 

You can find out more about formal teaching qualifications here:

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/formal-qualifications

Thanks,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 02/10/2022 - 11:03

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Hi eman mohey

If you want to enrol in the course, you need to follow steps 1-4 above (first you will need to create an account and make sure you are logged in).

Thanks

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 02/10/2022 - 11:00

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Hi Diana,

To enrol in the course, you need to follow steps 1-4 above. The first thing you need to do is create an account and login (see above). Then you will be able to enrol.

Hope you enjoy the course when it starts,

Cath
TE Team

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